Kenny Chesney to Perform at the American Country Countdown Awards on Monday

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Kenny Chesney, the only country artist inBillboards Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, will perform on the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS!

Chesney, deemed the Peoples Superstar byThe Los Angeles Times,will perform his latest single, Til Its Gone, before receiving the Groundbreaker Award for innovation, excellence and expanding the country music genre. The award will be presented by actor/producer/writer Vince Vaughn.

They told me this award recognizes taking country new places and to a lot of new people, Chesney said. The truth is: all I did was sing songs Id lived and I knew people like me had lived. Show people their lives as a desirable thing, right where they are, and do a show that says, Were all here to have the best night of the summer, and theyre going to respond. So when I was trying to figure out what to sing, Til Its Gone felt right. Its a song about being committed to the people you love, no matter what and thats how I feel about every single member of the No Shoes Nation.

Til Its Gone hitBillboardsTop 5 this week. It follows American Kids, his Grammy Award-nominated, two-week No. 1 from The Big Revival, up the charts. The Big Revival is Chesneys 13thBillboardCountry Album Chart No. 1 debut.

Connecting with the fans is what drives me, Chesney explains. Whatever we give them, they give us back double. That inspireseverythingwe do. When I was cutting Til Its Gone, even though its a love song between two people, I always heard it as a song to the No Shoes Nation: One life, one chance, one ticket to the big dance/ You and me, hanging on, right down to the last song… What other song would I do for an award thats as much the fans as it is for me and the guys?

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDSisairing live from Nashvilles Music City Center on Monday, December 15 (8:00 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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